Health care providers


Incidence and symptoms of PPMD
Postpartum psychosis
Recognizing mothers with PPMD
Top 5 risk factors for PPMD
Screening and diagnosis

What you can do

Talk to your patient and validate her feelings
Be aware of barriers mothers face recognizing and/or disclosing PPMD
Help overcome barriers
Treatment should include
Treatment options




PPMD Resources for Health Care Providers

Training video
Desk reference
Tear-off sheet
EPDS checklist

Key Messages for Postpartum Mood Disorders Awareness

Life with a new baby is not always what you expect.
Postpartum mood disorders are common after childbirth.
It is important to both the mother's and infant's health for mom to get help and treatment.


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